Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Advice Needed

I realize there are many other things to blog about, like our trip to Maui, but I need some help. I am looking to get into the world of digital scrapbooking, but need help! What programs are you using? Do you like what you have? I am contemplating buying Photoshop-is there something better out there for scrapbooking? Please, any advice on this matter would be most appreciated!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Today, my little brother called to tell me he received his mission call. He didn't sound so little anymore.

Kobe, Japan just got an awesome missionary.

A VERY Belated Nine Months





Tuesday, February 17, 2009

If My Camera Didn't Make Noise...

...I would show you a picture of a baby who is so tired (from cutting 4 teeth at once) that he fell asleep sitting up in his crib and just sort of slumped over (with his head resting on his toes).

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Lessons Learned

If you plan a night out, something will come up.

If you set Bennett in his room and hurry you have just enough time to go to the bathroom before he catches up.When your stove is on the fritz (ie. grill will not turn off) cut the power from the breaker and refuse to cook.

Post-pregnancy hair will grow back right along your forehead and be curly so there is no hiding it. (On a side note, I only now understand what was going on with Katie Holmes' hair in her wedding pictures.)


While helping Grandpa ignore the fact that Bennett is eating the Cheerios Grandpa spilled straight from the floor.


Legs are wonderful to scale up. Babies will stand for treats.

That hubcap you think is looking is a little loose will fall off and unfortunately never in your own driveway.

Kevin is a young 29, right? Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How Did He Learn That?

Since Bennett learned to "crawl" he has been interested in the step we have in and out of what serves as his room. At first I used to get him away from it every time because I was afraid he would fall. Kevin's mom persuaded me to let him go to the edge to see what he would do. Every time he would go to the edge, look at it, and turn around. With this knowledge I haven't worried about the step and welcomed it as a barrier to more things I didn't want him getting in to.

Well today, I left him playing in the living room while I was cleaning in his room. I looked down and found him at my feet. I thought it was a fluke so I put him back in the living room and waited to see what would happen...



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There was no hesitation, almost as if he has been doing this forever.

After getting over the excitement that he knew how to do go down the stair I resumed my cleaning, leaving him in his room since he didn't know how to get back up the step which would lead him to the rest of the house.

I could hear Bennett complaing about not being able to get up the stair to follow me, but about 10 minutes later I was loading laundry when I saw his little head come peaking around the corner.

Hoping it was a fluke I took him and put him in the family room again to see what would happen.


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If he could learn all this in one day, what will tomorrow bring?

How Much Can You Cram Into One Day?

On Saturday we had a rather busy day that started with breakfast at home (including a hot vanilla!!!)Next we headed out for some whale watching. We didn't see too much but found out they had been quite active earlier that day.After a lovely lunch at Teddy's we headed to the beach. Bennett did pretty well getting in the water till he decided he was too cold. Then he found a new love-the body board. We finished this all off with a quick shower and then off to the Elder's Quorum activity. It was at a local park and as we were all standing around talking and munching was saw whales!!! It was a better show than earlier and a perfect way to end the day!